Visions of a Freeman -
November 06, 2013
FoxNews says wants of
Murdoch are above the well being of the United States.
I have seen crazy stuff from insane people, but I just had to show you what
madness is in the media:
Common Core lessons blasted for sneaking politics
into elementary classrooms
By Perry ChiaramontePublished November 06, 2013 FoxNews.com
It's exactly what critics of the Common Core school curriculum warned
about: Partisan political statements
masquerading as English lessons finding their way into elementary school
Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational
standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president)
makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The
wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the
nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed
by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New
Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their
substance, but also to teach children how to streamline bulky writing.
“We are doing a terrible disservice
to this generation and the next if we only present them with one side of
the argument and bombard them with ideas contrary to the American
- Glyn Wright, Eagle Forum
“Parents should insist on reviewing their
children’s school assignments,” said Glyn Wright, executive director of
the Eagle Forum, a think tank that opposes implementation of Common
Core. “Many parents will be shocked to find that some ‘Common
Core-approved’ curriculum is full of inappropriate
left-wing notions, disinformation, and fails to teach
the truth of American exceptionalism and
The politically charged lesson appears in a
worksheet titled “Hold the Flag High,” in which students are taught
about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. The assignment asks students to
make examples of sentences; “less wordy by replacing the underlined
words with a possessive noun phrase.” They are then presented with a
half-dozen sentences describing the job duties of a U.S. president.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL WORKSHEET
But if the lessons are meant as a primer on the Constitution, there's
another problem, note critics. The job of making sure laws are fair is
not the president's, but the judicial branch's. The executive branch's
duty is to administer laws. And the example that
places the well-being of the nation above the "wants of an individual"
appears to run counter to the basic principles of the Bill of Rights.
“We are doing a terrible disservice to this
generation and the next if we only present them with one side of the
argument and bombard them with ideas contrary to the American ideal,"
Wright said. "In doing so, we allow our children to
be indoctrinated instead of educated.”
A Pearson spokesperson told FoxNews.com the “Hold the Flag High”
worksheet will undergo some editing of its own, based on issues raised
by critics, including Education Action Group Foundation.
“These particular questions appear in a fifth-grade unit of Pearson’s
Reading Street, an English Language Arts program,” the Pearson official
said. “They accompany a selection about soldiers during the Civil War,
and they attempt to make a connection between that passage and language
skills. As with all our curricular materials, they underwent a thorough
development and review process. Still, we are always open to improving
our work … Based on this feedback, we will be modifying the worksheet to
clarify these questions.”
The official adds that while they are currently being used as common
core material, versions of this worksheet including the questions of the
Possessive Nouns section have been around and copyrighted since 2007.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative was devised by an association
of the nation's governors and backed by the Obama administration in 2009
with the goal of setting a uniform standard for grades K-12 nationwide.
Some 45 states, in many cases enticed by federal grants, have signed on
and testing of students in grades 3-8 and once in high school is
scheduled to begin next year.
Critics of the initiative say that school districts will devise
curriculums to maximize their students' performance on the national
exams; some in fact, have already done so. The same critics also claim
that Common Core math standards barely cover basic geometry or
second-year algebra and that the classics are all but ignored in English
While Common Core has plenty of defenders -- and may prove beneficial --
critics maintain that it is not the federal government's job to impose
Now let me get this straight, at FoxNews as a job for it's employees it is the
need of the Boss, in this case Rupert Murdoch the only need that even matters
there so Rupert Murdoch is the wants of a single individual at FoxNews.
Then FoxNews goes to say that the wants of a single Individual, in this case
Rupert Murdoch are more important than the well-being of the entire well being
of the United States, which effectively makes FoxNews stand above the Government
of the United States and Murdoch above the President of the United States.
I have to remind people that democracy is not about the needs of an individual,
it is about the well being of the collective that vote for a group decision
based on appreciations of the well being of the group thus the need of one
individual is tyranny and that is exactly what Rupert Murdoch implements at
FoxNews, a place where women are not even allowed to wear pants to better
sexually please their slave masters.
It's ridiculous reading from FoxNews that
it thinks the needs of Rupert Murdoch are above the
DEMOCRACY OF THE UNITED STATES.
Not a surprise since there is no democracy at FoxNews anyway, there they
do what their master instructs them or they are fired.
Just one more of the abundant evidences of the insanity present and emanating
Academic media does include Democracy, which by concept should be the collective
search for the well being of society, yet it is certainly not always like that.